Residents & Ratepayers Association

Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association is an incorporated society, whose purpose is to promote the interests of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers.

Our Association is only as strong as the members who join and support us. We are very new but growing rapidly.

Membership rates are:

  • $25 a year (single full voting membership),
  • $40 a year (couple’s full voting membership) or
  • $15 a year (youth <24 yrs full voting membership).
  • Associate (non-voting) membership (outside our geographical area) is $10 per annum.

2021/2022 Membership Fees are due NOW.

Please pay annual membership fee into the bank account listed below. Use the first initial of your First name and your Surname as a reference. (Example: JSMITH)

The WRRA bank account number is: 02-0496-0129456-000

If you would like to pay by cash please email [email protected] to arrange.

What we do for you


Publish a monthly newsletter with updates on issues that affect our members


Attend full council and community board meetings as observers and report back to our members


Research, prepare and make submissions to Council on issues that affect our members


Research the key infrastructure elements that Council is responsible for and ensure our members are fully informed about what is happening with these vital services


Identify positive and constructive initiatives that we feel will provide long-term benefits to the community


Work closely with GreyPower Mercury Bay on issues which imapct both organisations and our members


December 2021 Newsletter

Kia ora & Welcome Chairman's Comment Critical Decision time on Community Operation of our Transfer StationsThe people of Whitianga have a "once in a decade" opportunity to make a critical decision on whether our Refuse Transfer Stations should be run by private...

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October 2021 Newsletter

Kia ora & Welcome UPDATE ON LEN SALT (CHAIRMAN) Our Chairman, Len Salt, underwent back surgery on Friday 15th October. The procedure went well and Len is back home again recovering. The recovery process is expected to take approximately 4 to 6 weeks so we...

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Whitianga Water Supply

Whitianga Water Supply

As we get closer to summer and the hot weather kicks in, many of our members are anxiously looking at long-range weather forecasts and asking if our water supplies are going to cope in the event of another drought. We are awaiting an update on the application by TCDC...

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“Promoting the interests of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers”

Geographical Area

The map shows our geographical area, and is designed to cover the parts of Whitianga and the surrounding area which is NOT already serviced by a current Residents and/or Ratepayers Association.

Map of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association boundaries

Public & Media Relations

Chairman – Len Salt

Deputy Chair – Sue Huntleigh-Smith

Secretary – Kerryn Wakelin

Treasurer – Leanne Petersen

All email correspondence to [email protected]
Social Media – https://www.facebook.com/whitiangarra

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